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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts acquires three major works of African American art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts recently added three major works of African American art to its collection: David Drake?s Two-Handled Jug, Archibald Motley Jr.?s Town of Hope and Sanford Biggers? Overstood. These acquisitions add to...Show More Summary

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces new Assistant Curator

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the appointment of Jennifer Padgett as assistant curator. Padgett accepts the assistant curator position following previous roles at Crystal Bridges including research assistant in the curatorial department and a 2016 Tyson Scholar fellowship. Show More Summary

Japanese scrolls, Chinese Export, American paintings from several stylistic periods, all at Bruneau & Co.'s auction

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Gorgeous Asian antiques, led by Part 2 of the George Dagher collection of Chinese Export and the Ruth Latta collection of Japanese scrolls, will be just part of an eclectic Antiques, Fine Art & Asian Arts auction scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd, by Bruneau & Co. Show More Summary

Adrienne Edwards appointed Curator of Performance at the Whitney

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Adrienne Edwards has been named Engell Speyer Family Curator and Curator of Performance at the Whitney Museum of American Art, where she will begin working in May. Edwards has served as curator of Performa since 2010 and as Curator at Large for the Walker Art Center since 2016. Show More Summary

Beyond the island paradise: A show that looks at what binds art and ideas in the polyglot Caribbean

2 days agoArts : Culture Monster

"Relational Undercurrents," now on view at the Museum of Latin American Art, is a smartly curated show that explores themes in Caribbean art - identity, environment and mapping - touching on key issues at a critical time.

New dance exhibit at the Whitney Museum

Coming to the Whitney Museum of American Art on the West Side of Manhattan is a new dance-focused exhibit of Nick Mauss works entitled Transmissions. From the Whitney: For this exhibition, Nick Mauss explores the history of American modernist ballet,...

Madrid To Get New Museum Of Contemporary Latin American Art

"The Miami-based philanthropist and art collector Ella Fontanals-Cisneros has announced that she will donate some works from her collection of Latin American art to the Spanish government, which will exhibit them on the second floor of Madrid's historical La Tabacalera, a former tobacco factory."

Curtiss Warhawk: Limited edition, 150-hp, V-twin industrial art

3 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

American arthouse motorcycle manufacturer Confederate became Curtiss earlier this year, named after the guy who built the first American v-twin, and then promptly stopped making v-twins. Hence we're kinda glad they (it) decided to build...Show More Summary

rearte: by Damián Chávez DAMIAN CHÁVEZ (b.1976) is an artist...

3 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

rearte: by Damián Chávez DAMIAN CHÁVEZ (b.1976) is an artist from Los Angeles. His parents, collector-enthusiasts of American and European “Art Deco”, exposed him to art and design from a very young age. He followed his interests in history and art to study abroad in Florence, Prague, and Paris.

Landmarking Arts District lofts ignores Japanese American history, artists say

“We have to fight so hard for Little Tokyo to be recognized and acknowledged” Sound artist Alan Nakagawa graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in 1984, but a large part of his education came from outside of school. At 800 Traction Avenue, he spent hours huddled around Matsumi “Mike” Kanemitsu’s dining room table, listening to him talk. Show More Summary

The extraordinary outer and inner world’s of Eleanor Davis

American illustrator Eleanor Davis is giving me all the feelings this morning with her expressive and playful art style. I love that her work is expressed in different styles, sort of a hybrid of colored pencil and watercolor which gives everything this dreamy feeling. Beyond that I feel like she does a great job of […]

Sackler Family's OxyContin Money Disgraces Cultural Institutions Around The World: Columnist

Psychiatrist Allen Frances, author of Twilight of American Sanity: "There is no Pablo Escobar Wing at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and no El Chapo Guzman gallery at the Guggenheim. Columbia University doesn't host a Sinaloa Drug Cartel Center of Developmental Psychobiology. Oxford would no longer be Oxford if its library were named in […]

The Woodshed saga: One company's journey from picture framing shop to fine art auction powerhouse

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

When James and Angelina Wood opened The Woodshed Gallery in the sleepy suburban town of Franklin, Mass., five decades ago, they couldn?t have foreseen the many changes in basic American life that would ultimately transform their little...Show More Summary

The Future of Latin American and Latinx Art in LA

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Artists, curators, and others discuss the future of Latin American and Latinx art after the Getty's sprawling Pacific Standard Time initiative has come to an end. The post The Future of Latin American and Latinx Art in LA appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Obama Portrait Debate Shows Americans Have Difficulty Talking About Art

"The general public tends to assume that contemporary paintings should be easily understandable for anyone with eyes to see them (and for more sophisticated audiences, for anyone who spends time and attention on the work). But this is not the case. Even if you are familiar with the moods, settings and styles of portraits you have previously […]

Crocker Art Museum honors African American artists with show of new gifts, acquisitions

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Crocker Art Museum brings together 31 works by 23 prominent African American artists in an exhibition that opened on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Titled Hopes Springing High: Gifts of Art by African American Artists, the exhibition takes its name from the poem ?Still I Rise? by acclaimed poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou. Show More Summary

Howard Pyle “The Garden Behind the Moon” (1895)...

5 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Howard Pyle “The Garden Behind the Moon” (1895) “Fast Flew the Black Winged Horse” by Beth Timken Howard Pyle (1853 – 1911) American artist, illustrator, author, and teacher. Black and white oil on illustration board Delaware Art Museum The...Show More Summary

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

Our art critic reviews the Obamas’ official portraits. Dan Barry on the distinctly American ritual of school shootings. Norway then and now in the Olympics. WeWork’s plans for world domination. And more.

"Charles Atlas: Scary, Scary, Community Fun, Death" opens at Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst

last weekArts : Artdaily

The American artist Charles Atlas (b. St. Louis, Missouri, 1949) has been a leading figure in the domain of film and video art for almost fifty years, creating complex video installations and seminal films documenting dance and performance art. Show More Summary

"Faith Ringgold: An American Artist" to open at the Crocker Art Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

On February 18, 2018, the Crocker Art Museum will bring to Sacramento Faith Ringgold: An American Artist, an exhibition of Ringgold?s famous story quilts, tankas (inspired by thangkas, Tibetan textile paintings), oil paintings, prints, drawings, masks, sculptures, and original illustrations from the artist?s award-winning book Tar Beach. Show More Summary

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